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25 May, 2023

The Unseen Pain: The Difficulties Living With Fibromyalgia

According to Fibro Active, this illness has over 200 symptoms and is categorized by five overall symptoms including fibro fog, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fatigue, and pain.

25 May, 2023

Fibromyalgia Significantly Linked To Benign Gastrointestinal Disorders

A fibromyalgia diagnosis was significantly associated with GERD, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease.

24 May, 2023

Occupational Therapist Sheds Light On Fibromyalgia

Helen Roome described Fibromyalgia as one of the 'invisible illnesses' as symptoms are not usually outwardly visible.

24 May, 2023

Why Is The Medical Community Still Ignoring Long COVID?

In 2017, I began feeling terrible after any physical activity. After years as a fitness professional, I suddenly found that ordinary workouts left me weak, unable to concentrate and sometimes so lethargic that I couldn’t move. When I told my doctors, they said it was impossible. Not only is it possible, this phenomenon has had a name since at least 1988. That year, Dr. Anthony Komaroff of Harvard Medical School identified “post-exertional malaise” (PEM) as a symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) — a complex chronic disease that can follow viral infections. In 2003, Health Canada recognized PEM as the defining trait of ME/CFS. Despite these many decades of awareness, however, medicine has largely ignored PEM, and has no effective treatments for it. This lack of knowledge is now a public health crisis, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately half of people with long COVID meet the criteria for ME/CFS, and a majority of long haulers experience PEM specifically. PEM’s adverse reaction to stress, whether physical, emotional or cognitive, has left up to 4 million people with long COVID out of work.

23 May, 2023

UK Student's Dreams 'Ruined' By Long Covid That Forced Him To Drop Out Of Medical School

Dylan Kelly, 25, has been left with a chronic lack of energy, nerve pain, and migraines after initially catching the virus in February 2020 and later being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

23 May, 2023

Scientists Discover Brain Signals For Chronic Pain

Discovery of ‘objective biomarker’ raises hopes for new treatments for people living with intractable pain.

23 May, 2023

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) And Comorbidities: Linked By Vascular Pathomechanisms And Vasoactive Mediators?

Research published in the medical journal Medicina.

22 May, 2023

Long COVID Symptoms And Pandemic's Aftermath: What We Know Now

COVID-19’s devastating toll is often measured by hospitalisations and deaths, but the effects of the pandemic run far deeper and wider. Some patients raised the alarm over persistent, often debilitating symptoms within months of its emergence. Other consequences, such as increased rates of dementia and heart disease, could surface years or decades from now according to early findings - similar to how smokers are at increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life. The impact has extended beyond the direct effects of the coronavirus as well.

22 May, 2023

Advocates Continue To Raise Awareness For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Ryan Kirkness with Manitoba ME/CFS Support Group joins Global News Morning to talk about how individuals living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) cope living with varying levels of pain, and some of the misconceptions that come with the condition.

21 May, 2023

Dis Life: Renters Reform Bill Should Mean We No Longer Have To Live In Dangerous Homes

As Disabled people, we can’t rent affordable housing. Accessible housing is even more expensive than non-accessible housing. And it isn’t even accessible.

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